Electronics & Communication Engineering
The aim of the department is to help the students develop the ability and mental precision necessary to analyze, interpret and disseminate knowledge to be creative in ECE. The department has highly qualified and dedicated staff committed towards teaching, research and development. Besides all, the department of ECE has well equipped laboratories with updated facilities. Besides providing strong fundamentals in basic Sciences and Engineering subjects, greater emphasis is made to enable our students to acquaint with rapidly evolving technologies like VLSI and Embedded Systems, Analog and Digital Signal Processing, Microwave and Mobile Communications etc.
The department takes keen interest in organizing workshops, seminars, conferences, paper contest, project contest, pre-placement training and Faculty development programs (FDP) for the benefit of student and faculty members on a regular basis. All the students of ECE department are gainfully placed in reputed organizations or they opt for higher studies in India or Abroad.
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering accredited by the ISO 9001:2008. The different professional bodies ISTE, IETE and IEEE of the department impart latest knowledge to students by making them participate in different events. The Faculty of ECE follows outcome based education model, to ensure the best results with expected outcome. Department always aim for a consistency in quality improvement by taking feedback from students, parents, alumni, iindustries and Professional bodies.
PEOs & PSOs
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) - ECE Dept.
- PEO1 : Enabling our graduates to be good at analysing and solving problems.
- PEO2 : To help our graduates get hands on experience in design and implementation.
- PEO3 : To make our graduates competent to go for higher education and do research utilizing advanced tools and techniques.
- PEO4 : Provide our graduates good communication skills to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
Programme Specific Objectives (PSOs) - ECE Dept.
- PSO1: Create an ability to understand the theoretical concepts in Electronics and Communication Engineering and apply them in design, fabrication and testing areas like Electronics, Communications, Signal Processing, VLSI, Embedded systems and in future enhancements in this area.
- PSO2: An ability to solve complex Electronics and communication Engineering problems, using latest hardware and software tools, along with analytical and managerial skills to arrive appropriate solutions, either independently or in team.
Ph.D, M.Tech, BE, MBA, F I E, C. Engg (I), MISTE, MIEEE
Previous Experience :- 11 years in Industries and 11 years in teaching Institutions.
Areas of Interest :- Wireless sensor networks, Data communication, Mobile Computing, Artificial neural networks, Fuzzy logic, Cross-layer optimization and MATLAB. Other contribution areas Reviewer of the International and National Journals. University Guide for supervising the Ph.D. research scholars. Indian Examiner for evaluating of Ph.D. Thesis. Publications Journals: 11- International papers, 02- National papers and 04- Institutional publications. Conference: 10- International and 06- National. Citation Indices: 58. Books Books: 01. A Guide to Wireless Sensor Networks 02. MATLAB - Easy way of learning 03. LATEX - A beginner guide to professional documentation
Dr.Lenina S V B
Ms. Viji Vinodan
Instructor Grade II
Diploma in Electronics, MCA
Ms. Jeeja K R
Diploma in Electronics
Ms. Shegi Prakash
Diploma in Electronics
Mr. Anil P Sreenivasan
Diploma in Electronics
Ms. Priyanka Vijayakumar
Diploma in Electronics, B.Tech
Mr. Aswin Vasanth
An Electronics & Tele communication Engineer having 40+ years of experience, out of which 15 years functioned as member of director board for various companies, as CEO & Managing Director for Keltron Electro ceramics Ltd. (a Kerala Govt State PSU) , as Technical Advisor for Aerogel Super capacitor Project in Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C –MET), Govt. of India, Thrissur, as Senior Project Director for Private limited companies etc.
Dr. LENINA VITHALRAO BIRGALE
Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication ,S.G.G.S. Institute of Engg. & Technology, Vishnupuri, Nanded and Woman Scientist (WOS-C), Department of Science and Technology, India, trained at CSIR?s URDIP, Pune.
An Electronics & communication Engineer worked with IBM 1401 computers as service manager,BPL Limited as service manager.
Ms.ABITHA BABU M.
Engineer with 8+ years of industry experience in the areas of Python programming, embedded software programming, Hardware-in-loop (HIL) systems, test automation, Matlab / Simulink and wireless communication. Worked in Hybrid Electric Vehicle department of Daimler & Chrysler,Michigan, USA and G4 Matrix Technologies, India.
Engineering professional with 18+ years of industry experience in the areas of automotive electronics, embedded software programming, python programming, test automation and project management. Worked in companies like Siemens, Continental Automotive and Visteon, developing engine ECU (Electronic control unit) software for OEMs like General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and BMW.
Laboratories and other facilities
As per the Calicut University as well as APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University ( KTU ) syllabus, laboratory education is an important part of the engineering curriculums. Department of ECE has seven laboratories which represent to the curriculums for different semesters. With the rapidly changing technological trends in the field, the department constantly modernizes its infrastructure facilities to keep abreast. At present the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering constitutes of following labs:
1. Basic Electronics Lab - MB-1-109
2. Digital and Communication Lab - MB-1-114
3. Advanced Communication Lab - MB-2-206
4. Microprocessor and Microcontroller Lab - MB-0-003
5. VLSI & Advanced Simulation Lab - MB-2-207
6. Electronics Project Lab - MB-2-206A
7. PG Embedded System Lab - MB-0-011A
The lab includes some of the latest versions software and hardware such as Xilinx, Spartan FPGA Kits, μVision KEIL IDE & ARM, OrCAD, MATLAB, DSP Controllers, Digital Storage Oscilloscope etc.
Photographs of various Labs
UNIVERSITY RANK HOLDERS - UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT
NEETHU MOHAN APARNA M.D. ANJITHA V.
1st RANK - (2011-2015) 4th RANK - (2010-2014) 3rd RANK - (2006-2010)
2-day National Conference " AIVESC ’18 "
The Dept. of ECE, VAST organized a 2-days National Conference on “Advanced Innovations in VLSI, Embedded Systems, Signal Processing & Communication” AIVESC '18 from 09th March to 10th March, 2018 in association with Kerala State Council for Science,Technology & Environment (KSCSTE) and Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE). The Conference mainly focused on core research areas in Electronics & Communication Engineering - ‘VLSI, Embedded Systems, Signal Processing and Communication’. The objective of the Conference was to provide an opportunity for the students and research scholars to enhance their knowledge through presenting their innovations and interacting with academic experts. The conference received a good response with more than 20 registrations that includes 4 external participants.The conference was inaugurated on 09th March , 2018 by Prof. K Vidyasagar (Joint Director, Regional Directorate of Technical Education, Kothamangalam). Dr. Sudha Balagopalan (Principal, VAST) presided over the inaugural function conducted in the Advanced Computer Lab.Felicitations were offered by Dr M V Rajesh (HoD. ECE Dept, College of Engineering, Poonjar, and Hon. Secretary, IETE Kochi Centre). He emphasized the importance learning new technologies by faculty members. He also talked about the growing importance of artificial intelligence and automation and the threat it posed to job security.
The inaugural ceremony was followed by a technical talk on 'Neural Networks' by Dr.M V Rajesh.He explained the basics of neural networks, biological neural networks and artificial neural network and pointed out the advantages of the biological neural networks due to the networking of the neurons and the difficulties faced in artificial neural network due to fan-out and cross networking.
On the second day, Mr Sreekanth M (Compani Tech, Makerspace) gave a talk on “Demystifying Robotics”. He explained the basic features of robotics : sensors, monitors, analysis, communication, control and actuation and also explained the existence of hidden subsystems based on problem analysis.
After the break for refreshments, research scholars presented their papers in two parallel sessions called Track 1 and Track 2. The Track 1 (VLSI & Embedded Systems) was held in the Advanced Computer Lab and was chaired by Dr Binoy B Nair and Mr Sreekanth M. The Track 2 (Signal Processing & Communication) was held in the VLSI Lab and was chaired by Dr M S Sinith and Dr S Swapna Kumar. the afternoon session of track 2 was chaired by Dr S Swapna Kumar and Ms Fetsy K Francis.
Best papers in the two tracks were awarded by Principal Dr. Sudha Balagopalan and HoD,ECE Dr . S Swapna Kumar . Ms Sarika K T ,Co-ordinator of the programme delivered the welcome speech and vote of thanks was given by Ms Vandana M, Co-Co-ordinator of the programme.
2-day workshop on "Embedded Programming using Arduino UNO"
The Department of ECE of the College organized a two-day workshop on “Embedded Programming Using Arduino UNO” during 08-09.12.2017. The participants of the workshop were students of Polytechnic Colleges in various parts of Kerala, including students of Govt Polytechnic Colleges in Meenangadi and Mepadi. During the brief inaugural ceremony, Dr. S Swapna Kumar (Head, ECE Dept.) welcomed the participants and Dr. Sudha Balagopalan (Principal) gave the presidential address and inaugurated the workshop. Dr. V N Krishnachandran (Vice-Principal) delivered the felicitation speech.
Mr. Dileep K (Head, PE Dept.), Mr. Ramesh C R (AP, ECE Dept.), Mr Rakesh V S (AP, ECE Dept.) and Mrs. Jemy Jose K (AP, ECE Dept.) handled the technical sessions of the workshop.
3-Day FDP on "Advanced Topics in Signal & Image Processing"
The Dept. of Electronics & Communication Engineering of the College, jointly with Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Institution of Engineers (India) (IE(I)) and Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), organized a Three-day Faculty Development Programme on Advanced Topics in Signal & Image Processing during 29.11.17-01.12.17. Dr. Sudha Balagopalan, Principal, presided over the inaugural function and Dr. R. Gopikakumari (Professor, CUSAT) inaugurated the Programme.
The inaugural ceremony was followed by lecture on Digital Image Processing by Dr. R. Gopikakumari. In the afternoon, there was a talk on Sparsity in Signal Processing by Dr. Sudhish N George (Asst. Prof., NIT Calicut).
On the second day, there was a lecture on Speech & Audio Signal Processing by Dr. Govind D (Asst. Prof., School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore) in the forenoon and a talk on Pattern Recognition by Mr. Hari C V (Asst. Prof., Rajagiri School of Engg) in the afternoon.
On the last day, in the forenoon, there was a lecture on Wavelet Theory by Dr. Vinu Thomas (Prof. & Head of ECE Dept., Model Engg. College) and in the afternoon, on Advenced Features & Tool Boxes of MatLab by Mr. Pramod Kumar Naik (CoreEL Technologies, Bangalore).There were 11 external participants and 30 internal participants in the FDP.
The ECE Dept.of the College, jointly with IETE and IEDC, organised an exciting event, titled VIBGYOR ’17, targeted at the plus-one and plus-two students of the Higher Secondary Schools in Thrissur District on 17-18.11.2017. The activities of the event included sessions like Skill Development Workshop, Project Expo, Games, and Quiz. The inaugural session was attended by Dr. Sudha Balagoplalan (Principal) and Dr. Swapnakumar (HoD, ECE Dept.) and was coordinated by Ms. Sarika K T and Ms. Viji Vinodan (Coordinators of the VIBGYOR ’17). Around 70 students from as many as 13 schools in Thrissur District attended the event.
The activities of the skill development session, christened Vidvaan, based on doing projects like music bell, dancing lights, etc. were held on 17.11.2017 and the project on assembling a LED on 18.11.2017. The project expo was called the Challenger Session and it displayed the projects done by the second year B Tech (ECE) students of the College. The other activities like Snake and Ladder (General quiz), Science Vibe (Pencil Drawing) and Prayan (Treasure Hunt) were conducted along with Wall-E (E-waste Model Creation ).
Chentrappinni Higher Secondary School, Chenthrappini, was declared as the Overall Best School of VIBGYOR ’17 and St. Pauls Public School, Kuriachira, was declared as the runner-up.
Hands-on training on "Arduino Basics & IoT applications"
A 2-days Hands-on Training workshop was conducted for final year and pre-final year students of Goverment Women’s Polytechnic College, Nedupuzha, Thrissur on 11th& 12th February 2017 by Department of ECE, VAST. The sessions were handled by Mr. Ramesh CR & Mr. Rakesh VS, Asst. Professors, ECED, VAST. A total of 38 students (27 final year & 11 second year) attended the workshop. Dr. Sudha Balagopalan, Principal, VAST welcomed the students & faculty members accompanied them to Vidya Academy of Science & Technology and to the 2 days workshop. The sessions covered Basics of Arduino prgoramming (Digital I/O, ADC, UART) on Arduino UNO & Node MCU ESP 2866 boards on the first day and IoT applications (WiFi Webserver creation, Local host creation & embedded html based website creation with Automation & Monitoring) on the 2nd day. All the participants had chance to Do-It-Yourself and understand the concepts.
Mr. Dileep K, Associate Professor, ME Department delivered a talk on “ Why do we need Degree? Its impact in our career & life”. Mr. Krishnaprasad M K, Manager ITD spoke on vision & mission of VICT and what Vidya Group of Institutions can offer for the participants.
Hands-on training on "ETHICAL HACKING"
The Department of ECE, VAST in association with Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) and Institution of Engineers (India) organized a 3 Days hands on training Programme on ETHICAL HACKING on 18/01/2017, 19/01/2017 & 01/02/2017 .
Mr. Shanil K N opened the session with hacking a system( Windows 7). He covered the following areas
- Introduction to Ethical Hacking
- System Hacking (Windows 7 and Windows XP)
- Un Authorized access to a system, Password Hacking etc.
- Mobile phone Hacking
- Social Engineering
- Session Hijacking
- WIFI Hacking
- SQL Injection
After the installation of Kali Linux Software in computers, Ms.Vandana M opened up the session “ Hacking and Cracking”. She explained the importance of Ethical Hacking and its types. Ms. Amritha Babu continued the talk by delivering the topic “TCP/IP and packet transferring”. She gave an in depth idea about TCP/IP model and packet transferring techniques. She explained the SSL layer which is to be incorporated for security. The various encryption schemes used in SSL was delivered by Ms. Sarika K T . She gave an overview of Cryptography and Web Security
3 Day Faculty Development Programme in “Python programming in Image processing and Machine Learning”
Dept of Electronics and Communication Engineering organized a three Day Faculty Development Programme in “Python programming in Image processing and Machine Learning” in association with Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) , Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Institution of Engineers (India) from March 02nd to March 04th 2017. 54 participants were registered for the FDP. Dr. V.N. Krishnachandran, Vice Principal,VAST, inaugurated the function. Resource person Mr. Pankaj Kumar G, Asst. Professor, FISAT, briefed about the three day workshop sessions.
First day started with basics of python programming with examples, such as conditional and loop programing, functions in python programing etc.In the second day, Mr. Pankaj introduced python classes and dictionary, and also explained how to import python module. All participants installed Open CV and done image file writing and reading.Third day started with ‘Video stabilization’. Further, image processing applications like face recognition and feature extraction were discussed. Finally, some introductory basics of Machine learning was also explained.
Dr. S. SWAPNA KUMAR, HoD ,ECE
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